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Review
. 2020;1191:367-388.
doi: 10.1007/978-981-32-9705-0_20.

Role of Benzodiazepines in Anxiety Disorders

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Role of Benzodiazepines in Anxiety Disorders

Richard Balon et al. Adv Exp Med Biol. .

Abstract

This chapter reviews the role of benzodiazepines (BZs) in the treatment of anxiety disorders, specifically panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder (social phobia). BZs pharmacology, classification, efficacy, adverse effects, withdrawal symptoms, possible dependence, and abuse; their positioning among pharmacological treatment; and guidance on how to use them are discussed.

Keywords: Anxiety; Benzodiazepines; Generalized anxiety disorder; Panic disorder; Social phobia.

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